Agency now offers packages through national affiliate

Janet Thompson Davis of Buckhannon announced recently that she has joined Cruise Planners – American Express Travel, an award-winning national cruise and travel franchise company.

Affiliation means that through her independently owned and operated franchise, Carpe Vita Travel Services, Davis can now offer customers exclusive pricing on a wide range of cruise and destination wedding packages, a choice of thousands of group departures, private cruise sales, as well as cabin upgrades and special amenities such as shore excursions, discounted fares, travel gifts and more.

It’s not just cruises. She also provides specialized land and tour packages to the most sought-after destinations around the world. Davis brings more than 30 years of experience traveling and living abroad to her new career and looks forward to helping organize individual and group travel. Plans are in the works for 2014 cruises with photography instruction cruises and Holy Land trips, along with many other opportunities.

“Cruising has become one of the fastest growing methods of travel. More and more people are taking cruises every year,” Davis said. “The cruising trend has changed and cruisers are more adventurous and youthful. There’s also been the emergence of multi-generational cruisers – families that take their cruise vacations together. Cruises offer the most satisfying, convenient and value-oriented way to travel. Cruise Planners has ‘Top Producer’ status with virtually every cruise line, which enables me to provide my customers with the best prices along with my expertise and personalized service.”

As an American Express Travel Services Representative agency, Cruise Planners offers Mariner Club sailings, which means their customers receive exclusive benefits such as a complimentary host, private cocktail party, shore events, additional shipboard credits and more.

Licensed, bonded and insured, Cruise Planners – American Express Travel is a member of Cruise Line International Association, National Association of Cruise Only Agencies and the Better Business Bureau. Davis’ agency, Carpe Vita Travel Services, is an internet-based agency, but Davis is available to meet for one-to-one consultations or group presentations.

More information is available by calling 304-460-0326 or visiting